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Falcons add veteran safety Charles Godfrey

Falcons add veteran safety Charles Godfrey

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 28 (3 days ago)
The Atlanta Falcons made a move Tuesday, but he had nothing to do with the NFL's trade deadline. The team announced the addition of veteran free safety Charles Godfrey, who was released by the Carolina Panthers last week. The 5-foot-11-inch, 210-pound G…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Cowboys Awaiting Tests on Tony Romo’s Back Inju…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Cowboys Awaiting Tests on Tony Romo’s Back Injury

    nytimes.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)
    Romo sustained what Coach Jason Garrett called a back contusion during Monday’s loss, with Garrett saying the injury was unrelated to the herniated disk Romo sustained last season.
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  • Dirk Koetter defends late-game pass play

    Dirk Koetter defends late-game pass play

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter had no issue with calling a screen pass to Julio Jones in the final minutes of Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Detroit Lions. The short pass play on third-and-10 from the Lions' 40-yard line was dropped by J…
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  • NFL “maybe” will stage another early Sunday morning game

    NFL “maybe” will stage another early Sunday morning game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    For the first time ever, the NFL played a game on Sunday morning in the Eastern time zone, with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff between the Lions and Falcons. Of course, the game started several hours later in London, the site of the contest. So with the NFL com…
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  • Arthur Blank explains his in-season trade philosophy

    Arthur Blank explains his in-season trade philosophy

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m., and several names such as Tampa Bay's Vincent Jackson, Oakland's Justin Tuck, and even Atlanta's Osi Umenyiora have been mentioned in trade rumors. Falcons owner Arthur Blank always is looking for ways to imp…
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  • The Film Don't Lie: Falcons

    The Film Don't Lie: Falcons

    ESPN.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    A weekly look at what the Atlanta Falcons must fix: A team with as many shortcomings as the Falcons cannot afford mental mistakes. That's why during the bye week, they have to reflect on what went wrong in the final minutes of Sunday's 22-21 loss to the…
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  • The Week 8 Twitter Mailbag

    The Week 8 Twitter Mailbag

    CNNSI.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    In the Tuesday Mailbag column, Peter answers your questions about the J.J. Watt-Zach Mettenberger flap, the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning debate and whether Mike Smith is to blame for the Falcons’ woes. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive t…
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  • Falcons coach Mike Smith’s not thinking about job security

    Falcons coach Mike Smith’s not thinking about job security

    profootballtalk.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    There’s plenty to worry about in Atlanta, but Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he can’t worry about his job security. “No,” Smith said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “None whatsoever. We’re going to do what we’ve done for the last six-plus years and…
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  • Falcons' Smith not worried about job status

    Falcons' Smith not worried about job status

    ESPN.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    Falcons coach Mike Smith is not worried about his job despite his team's 2-6 record or its five-game losing streak.
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  • Rashad Jennings isn’t ready to return from knee injury

    Rashad Jennings isn’t ready to return from knee injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    The Giants returned to work after their bye week on Monday and resumed the wait for running back Rashad Jennings to return from a sprained MCL. Jennings missed the last two games after getting hurt in Week Five against the Falcons. The Giants ran for 19…
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  • Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank: 'There’s no way you lose th…

    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank: 'There’s no way you lose that game'

    yahoo.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    The only thing worse than an owner giving a coach a tepid vote of confidence is the owner not giving the coach a vote of confidence. After the Atlanta Falcons' collapse in London, turning a 21-0 halftime lead into a really ugly 22-21 loss, Falcons owner…
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  • Matt Ryan thinks he cost the Falcons a win in London

    Matt Ryan thinks he cost the Falcons a win in London

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    The Falcons lost for the fifth straight week in London on Sunday, leaving them to fly home with a 2-6 record. Quarterback Matt Ryan also brought some regret with him in his carry-on bag. Ryan said after the game that he thought his third quarter interce…
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  • Report: Nick Fairley knee injury is “bad”

    Report: Nick Fairley knee injury is “bad”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 27 (4 days ago)
    The Lions were able to rally back from a 21-0 deficit against the Falcons in London on Sunday despite the absence of Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and their top three tight ends, but they lost another key player in the process. Defensive tackle Nick Fairl…
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  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Hot QBs 00:30

    Inside The Huddle: Hot QBs

    Oct 30
    A dozen quarterbacks are on pace for 4,000-plus passing yards this season.
  • Video - Mike Smith, Falcons Focus On Second Half 01:33

    Mike Smith, Falcons Focus On Second Half

    Oct 28
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Mike Smith's team hits the bye week with a five-game skid, but the head coach is undaunted by questions about his job security.
  • Video - Is Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith's job in jeopardy? 01:09

    Is Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith's job in jeopardy?

    Oct 27
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport joins "Around the NFL" to break down whether Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith should be worried about his job status, and how the Falcons plan to address their recent struggles.
  • Video - Schefter: Falcons Coaches In Trouble 00:39

    Schefter: Falcons Coaches In Trouble

    Oct 27
    Adam Schefter talks about how patient Falcons owner Arthur Blank will be in evaluating his coaching staff after the season.

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